cold hands and feet

Cold Extremities: Why Do I Have Cold Hands and Feet?

If you’re starting to experience cold extremities more frequently these days, you may want to share those cold hands and feet symptoms with your doctor at your next visit. Chances are there is nothing seriously wrong with your health to trigger chilly fingers and toes. But because circulation problems may … Read More

Why Am I So Tired?

Every time she talks to her sister Lucia on the phone, Lorena hears the same refrain: “I’m so tired!” It doesn’t matter if it’s Friday, after a long workweek, or Sunday, after a relaxing weekend—Lucia is always exhausted. Sometimes, when Lorena invites her to a family gathering, she makes an … Read More

What Are Beta Blockers?

With the advent of beta blockers, and compelling evidence of their effectiveness, recommendations for heart failure treatment have changed. In general, patients are now treated with an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), plus a diuretic and a beta blocker, to which an aldosterone antagonist or digoxin … Read More

What is Vascular Dementia and Should I Be Worried About It?

People with mild cognitive impairment (pre-dementia) may not have Alzheimer’s disease; in actuality, they may be suffering from vascular dementia. Experts also call this “vascular cognitive impairment.” It is due to chronic reduced blood flow in the brain, eventually resulting in dementia. Remember, just because you can breathe doesn’t mean … Read More

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